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Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings

Fantasy football projections, predictions and cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 15, 2009

This thorough analysis and statistical evaluation of every player and team in the NFL is part of a broader endeavor with FOXSports.com's Fantasy Football. Each regular season game is simulated 10,001 times. This allows us to account for every player and statistical interaction in an NFL game. Rosters and depth charts are up-to-date and as accurate as possible as of Tuesday each week. Information on scoring appears at the bottom of this article.

To view a pop-up with positional rankings, please click on one of the links below. Good luck this season!


Quarterback Running Back Wide Receiver Tight End
Kicker Team Defense Individual Defense


 NamePosTeamOppPoints
1.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsJaguars21.5
2.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsLions20.7
3.Trent EdwardsQBBillsBuccaneers19.5
4.Drew BreesQBSaintsEagles19.5
5.Kyle OrtonQBBroncosBrowns19.4
6.Fred JacksonRBBillsBuccaneers19.4
7.Philip RiversQBChargersRavens18.9
8.Joe FlaccoQBRavensChargers18.7
9.Aaron RodgersQBPackersBengals18.5
10.Brett FavreQBVikingsLions17.9
11.Byron LeftwichQBBuccaneersBills17.4
12.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsRams17.4
13.Peyton ManningQBColtsDolphins16.7
14.Tony RomoQBCowboysGiants16.3
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
15.Matt RyanQBFalconsPanthers16.0
16.Michael TurnerRBFalconsPanthers15.8
17.Matt SchaubQBTexansTitans15.6
18.Shaun HillQB49ersSeahawks15.6
19.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsRams15.5
20.Brady QuinnQBBrownsBroncos15.0
21.Matt CasselQBChiefsRaiders15.0
22.Tom BradyQBPatriotsJets15.0
23.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersBears14.9
24.Randy MossWRPatriotsJets14.7
25.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersRavens14.6
26.JaMarcus RussellQBRaidersChiefs14.3
27.Kerry CollinsQBTitansTexans14.2
28.David GarrardQBJaguarsCardinals14.1
29.Reggie WayneWRColtsDolphins14.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
30.Chris JohnsonRBTitansTexans13.8
31.Carson PalmerQBBengalsPackers13.4
32.Frank GoreRB49ersSeahawks13.4
33.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsJaguars13.2
34.Darren McFaddenRBRaidersChiefs13.2
35.Chad PenningtonQBDolphinsColts12.7
36.Matthew StaffordQBLionsVikings12.7
37.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsVikings12.6
38.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawks49ers12.4
39.Greg JenningsWRPackersBengals12.4
40.Kevin KolbQBEaglesSaints12.2
41.Jerious NorwoodRBFalconsPanthers12.2
42.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsCowboys12.1
43.Andre JohnsonWRTexansTitans12.1
44.Leon WashingtonRBJetsPatriots11.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
45.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsCardinals11.8
46.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesSaints11.8
47.Correll BuckhalterRBBroncosBrowns11.6
48.Ahmad BradshawRBGiantsCowboys11.6
49.Reggie BushRBSaintsEagles11.6
50.James DavisRBBrownsBroncos11.5
51.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersFalcons11.4
52.Mark SanchezQBJetsPatriots11.3
53.Steven JacksonRBRamsRedskins11.2
54.Michael BushRBRaidersChiefs11.2
55.Steve SlatonRBTexansTitans11.2
56.Kevin SmithRBLionsVikings11.0
57.Ladell BettsRBRedskinsRams10.9
58.Chad OchocincoWRBengalsPackers10.8
59.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsPanthers10.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
60.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsRaiders10.7
61.Marques ColstonWRSaintsEagles10.7
62.Cedric BensonRBBengalsPackers10.7
63.Jeff ReedKSteelersBears10.7
64.Darren SprolesRBChargersRavens10.7
65.Larry JohnsonRBChiefsRaiders10.6
66.Derrick WardRBBuccaneersBills10.6
67.Jason WittenTECowboysGiants10.6
68.Jay CutlerQBBearsSteelers10.5
69.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersBears10.4
70.Vincent JacksonWRChargersRavens10.4
71.Eli ManningQBGiantsCowboys10.2
72.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsJets10.2
73.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsBroncos10.2
74.Ryan GrantRBPackersBengals10.2
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
75.Ray RiceRBRavensChargers9.9
76.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsJaguars9.9
77.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsRaiders9.8
78.Steve SmithWRPanthersFalcons9.7
79.Mark ClaytonWRRavensChargers9.7
80.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosBrowns9.7
81.Donald BrownRBColtsDolphins9.7
82.Santana MossWRRedskinsRams9.6
83.Nate WashingtonWRTitansTexans9.5
84.Antonio GatesTEChargersRavens9.4
85.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersFalcons9.4
86.Roy WilliamsWRCowboysGiants9.2
87.Joseph AddaiRBColtsDolphins9.2
88.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersFalcons9.2
89.RedskinsDEFRams9.2
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
90.Hines WardWRSteelersBears9.2
91.Nate KaedingKChargersRavens9.2
92.Jamal LewisRBBrownsBroncos9.1
93.Carnell WilliamsRBBuccaneersBills9.0
94.Beanie WellsRBCardinalsJaguars9.0
95.Ryan LongwellKVikingsLions8.9
96.Thomas JonesRBJetsPatriots8.9
97.Terrell OwensWRBillsBuccaneers8.9
98.Matt ForteRBBearsSteelers8.9
99.Zach MillerTERaidersChiefs8.9
100.John CarneyKSaintsEagles8.9
101.Neil RackersKCardinalsJaguars8.8
102.Lee EvansWRBillsBuccaneers8.8
103.Rob BironasKTitansTexans8.7
104.Felix JonesRBCowboysGiants8.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
105.Nick FolkKCowboysGiants8.7
106.Todd HeapTERavensChargers8.6
107.Bernard BerrianWRVikingsLions8.6
108.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersChiefs8.6
109.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsColts8.5
110.Shayne GrahamKBengalsPackers8.4
111.Jason ElamKFalconsPanthers8.3
112.Rian LindellKBillsBuccaneers8.3
113.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsPatriots8.2
114.Peyton HillisRBBroncosBrowns8.2
115.Josh MorganWR49ersSeahawks8.1
116.Justin GageWRTitansTexans8.1
117.Donald DriverWRPackersBengals8.1
118.DeSean JacksonWREaglesSaints8.1
119.Knowshon MorenoRBBroncosBrowns8.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
120.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsRams8.0
121.Antonio BryantWRBuccaneersBills8.0
122.Derrick MasonWRRavensChargers8.0
123.SteelersDEFBears8.0
124.Marion BarberRBCowboysGiants8.0
125.Kris BrownKTexansTitans7.9
126.Steve SmithWRGiantsCowboys7.9
127.Jerheme UrbanWRCardinalsJaguars7.9
128.Marc BulgerQBRamsRedskins7.8
129.Adam VinatieriKColtsDolphins7.8
130.Davone BessWRDolphinsColts7.8
131.Matt PraterKBroncosBrowns7.8
132.John KasayKPanthersFalcons7.8
133.Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikingsLions7.7
134.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsColts7.6
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
135.Mason CrosbyKPackersBengals7.6
136.Phil DawsonKBrownsBroncos7.6
137.Mike BellRBSaintsEagles7.5
138.Ted Ginn Jr.WRDolphinsColts7.5
139.Julius JonesRBSeahawks49ers7.4
140.Joe NedneyK49ersSeahawks7.4
141.Mark BradleyWRChiefsRaiders7.4
142.Steven HauschkaKRavensChargers7.4
143.Chester TaylorRBVikingsLions7.4
144.Olindo MareKSeahawks49ers7.3
145.David AkersKEaglesSaints7.3
146.Michael JenkinsWRFalconsPanthers7.3
147.Torry HoltWRJaguarsCardinals7.3
148.Michael ClaytonWRBuccaneersBills7.3
149.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRSeahawks49ers7.3
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
150.Dallas ClarkTEColtsDolphins7.3
151.VikingsDEFLions7.3
152.TitansDEFTexans7.2
153.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsJaguars7.2
154.Ryan SuccopKChiefsRaiders7.2
155.Mike NugentKBuccaneersBills7.2
156.Isaac BruceWR49ersSeahawks7.2
157.John CarlsonTESeahawks49ers7.2
158.LeSean McCoyRBEaglesSaints7.1
159.Eddie RoyalWRBroncosBrowns7.1
160.Jason HansonKLionsVikings7.1
161.Owen DanielsTETexansTitans7.1
162.Nate BurlesonWRSeahawks49ers7.1
163.Mewelde MooreRBSteelersBears7.0
164.Louis MurphyWRRaidersChiefs7.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
165.Kevin WalterWRTexansTitans7.0
166.GiantsDEFCowboys7.0
167.JetsDEFPatriots6.9
168.Devin HesterWRBearsSteelers6.8
169.Jay FeelyKJetsPatriots6.8
170.Robbie GouldKBearsSteelers6.8
171.Laveranues ColesWRBengalsPackers6.8
172.Vernon DavisTE49ersSeahawks6.8
173.Rashard MendenhallRBSteelersBears6.7
174.Earl BennettWRBearsSteelers6.7
175.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsJets6.7
176.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersFalcons6.6
177.CowboysDEFGiants6.5
178.Chris CooleyTERedskinsRams6.4
179.Tony GonzalezTEFalconsPanthers6.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
180.Sidney RiceWRVikingsLions6.4
181.Lance MooreWRSaintsEagles6.3
182.Tony SchefflerTEBroncosBrowns6.3
183.Josh BrownKRamsRedskins6.2
184.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsCardinals6.2
185.Lawrence TynesKGiantsCowboys6.2
186.Xavier OmonRBBillsBuccaneers6.2
187.PackersDEFBengals6.1
188.Kellen WinslowTEBuccaneersBills6.1
189.Le'Ron McClainRBRavensChargers6.1
190.Bryant JohnsonWRLionsVikings6.0
191.Donnie AveryWRRamsRedskins5.9
192.Percy HarvinWRVikingsLions5.9
193.ChargersDEFRavens5.9
194.49ersDEFSeahawks5.8
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
195.Dustin KellerTEJetsPatriots5.8
196.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsEagles5.8
197.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsColts5.7
198.Willie ParkerRBSteelersBears5.6
199.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsJaguars5.6
200.Brian LeonardRBBengalsPackers5.6

* The individual players and defensive teams are ranked based entirely on projected full-season fantasy points using the FOX Fantasy Football default scoring where for QBs, RBs, WRs and TE, all TDs are 6 points, each 25 yards passing are 1 point, interceptions are -2 points, fumbles lost are -2 points, each ten yards receiving are 1 point and two-point conversions are 2 points. For kickers, all extra points are 1 point and all field goals are at least 3 points with an extra bonus point for field goals made over 40 yards and another bonus point for field goals made over 50 yards. Individual defensive players (linked to below, but not inlcuded in overall rankings) earn 1 point for each solo tackle, 1 point for each sack, 2 points for each interception and six points for each touchdown. Team defenses include special teams and are treated similarly for sacks, interceptions and touchdown returns, while a more complex system, based on the outcome of each individual game, is utilized for points allowed per game.

Please note: These overall fantasy rankings are based on total points earned for the season. They do not account for position scarcity, number of owners drafting and their drafting styles, roster restrictions, custom league scoring rules or other items that should be considered while drafting.

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Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in fantasy football simulation analysis and football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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